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ADAM SKIRVING (1719-1803)

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 193 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ADAM SKIRVING (1719-1803), Scottish song-writer, was born in Haddington in 1719. He became a farmer at Garleton, near Haddington, and died in April 1803. He was buried at Athelstaneford. His reputation rests on two Jacobite ballads on the battle of Prestonpans, one of which, " Hey, Johnnie Cope, are Ye Waking Yet ? " has a well-deserved place in most collections of Scottish songs.
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SKITTLES (from O. Eng. sceoten, to shoot)

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